Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
:26. i'm craig melvin. it is labor day. in the news today, even though it's a holiday, 14 virginia dmv offices will be open today. customers were not able to get new driver's licenses or i.d. cards for nearly two weeks because of a computer glitch in the commonwealth. because of that, the dmv has extended hours at certain branches to help with the backlog today. in northern virginia, the alexandria, fair oaks, leesburg offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon. weather and traffic, straight ahead. >>> good morning. i'm tom kierein. a beautiful labor day under way. it's cool now. we're in the 50s and 60s, climbing to the low and mid-80s by low afternoon. low humidity, lots of sun. and we heat up, getting back to work and school tomorrow. ashley linder, how's the traffic? >> on this holiday morning, hov restrictions are not in effect out of virginia, as you can see. and the capital beltway is doing great. the pace headed away from us leaving college park for silver spring. craig, back to you. >> as you head back to work and school tomorrow, be sure you join us early in the morning.
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. had he been in the eastern division of virginia and convicted of those same offenses, i suspect he could be doing 20 to life. the sentence would have been completely different. it's ironic when you look at the outcome of the few cases that have been through the military system and compare them to the outcomes in our court. i have many, many defendant who are serving many sentences in cases that didn't involve actual violence other than they were shooting r.p.g.s or other dangerous weapons over in pakistan. it's interesting when you think about it. i think the perception of the two systems have become warped. no terrorism defendant in the modern times ever got a death sentence either. the embassy bombing there's not been that when he's fighting against the tide. >> someone acquited a trial a civilian or military trial could still be detain on a military rationale. there are supreme court precedents that say there's no due process for detaining someone after acquital. if there's an independent bases for danger or something like that. i don't believe in any of those cases the executiv
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
first call comes from richmond, virginia. randy on our line for republicans. caller: i have a question -- or a common. -- comment. i wanted to give you a personal compliments on your last segment. you were very professional -- not just cracking of about the planets alignments on september 50. host: thank you a lot. thank you for your questions or comments. caller: i saw on msnbc about the secretary of labor was talking about the large portion of money being invested in this high tech training. doing some investments there. i work in a very high tech field and i have been unemployed for over eight months. i have plenty of security. my question is, how do you think that will trace how those funds will help of the lower income, or as you were saying, just high-school educated person in the workforce? i believe it would be a good step, but it will not help anything in the here and now to get any kind of education in the high-tech industry -- you at least need a four-year degree. guest: that is true. if you are looking in the high- tech industry in particular, most of those jobs to require